Discover Muskoka’s Winter Wonderland

Couple skating on a frozen lake in Muskoka


Muskoka and Lake of Bays are beautiful regions in Ontario, Canada, with plenty of fun activities to enjoy with family and friends. Here are ten fun things to do in Muskoka and Lake of Bays this Family Day weekend:

Ice skating:

Lots of outdoor skating rinks throughout the area. Two of my favourites are Arrowhead Provincial Park Skating in Huntsville, where you skate through the beautiful Muskoka Forest backcountry and the Cranberry Ice Trail in Bala, where one skates the 1.2 km loop through acres of frozen cranberries. After your skate, warm up by the outdoor fire and enjoy mulled wine.


Explore the beautiful winter landscapes of Muskoka and Lake of Bays by snowshoeing on one of the many trails throughout the region.


Find a hill and go tobogganing, one of the most classic winter activities!

Ice fishing

If you’re into fishing, try your luck at ice fishing. Many lakes in Muskoka are open for ice fishing and offer beautiful views. Plus, this family day weekend, licenses are free for ice fishing.

Skiing and snowboarding

Hit the slopes at Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area, which offers trails for skiers and snowboarders of all levels.

Visit the Muskoka Lakes Winery

On your own without the kids? Enjoy a wine tasting and tour at the Muskoka Lakes Winery, which specializes in fruit wines made from local berries.

Dog sledding

Experience the thrill of dog sledding with companies like North Ridge Ranch, which offers tours in the beautiful Muskoka winter scenery.

Visit the Sugarbush Hill Maple Farm

Take a tour of the sugarbush, see how maple syrup is made, and sample some of the delicious syrup products.


With 1,600 kms of scenic trails, Muskoka is known as a great snowmobile destination and there are several businesses that rent machines and offer guided tours. Rent a machine from Lake of Bays Marina and explore Lake of Bays and the villages of Bayville, Dorset, and Dwight.

Cross-country skiing

Take a leisurely ski on one of the many cross-country ski trails in the region. Arrowhead Provincial Park and Algonquin Park both offer groomed trails for skiers of all levels.

This Family Day weekend in Muskoka, reflect on all the wonderful memories to be made with our loved ones. From outdoor adventures to cozy indoor activities, there is no shortage of fun things to do in this beautiful region. Whether it is skating on a frozen lake, taking a horse-drawn sleigh ride, or indulging in some delicious local cuisine, Muskoka offers something for everyone. It is a great reminder of the importance of spending quality time with family and appreciating the natural beauty around us. I hope that this blog has inspired you to plan your own Muskoka getaway and create your own unforgettable experiences. Happy adventuring!

If you’re looking for the perfect getaway spot or a full-time home, Muskoka and Lake of Bays should definitely be at the top of your list. This beautiful region has so much to offer, from stunning natural landscapes to a warm and welcoming community. Whether you’re seeking peace and tranquility or excitement and adventure, Muskoka has something for everyone. With a range of homes and cottages available, you’re sure to find the perfect place to call your own. So why not come home to Muskoka? Give me a call today to discuss your options and start your journey toward finding the perfect spot and making this beautiful region yours.

Jay Richardson





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